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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2017-01-31

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
Les Républicains
Magic Circle
Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector Member emis
International Trade Member inta
Transport and Tourism Substitute tran

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/01/10 Commission's answers to written questions
2016/11/07 Tobacco: combating smuggling and promoting price harmonisation in the EU
2016/10/13 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/10/12 The EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women
2016/06/17 Promoting the role of women in combating radicalisation and violent extremism
2015/05/05 Commission's answers to Written Questions
2014/09/05 GSP+ (Generalised Scheme of Preferences) and compliance with Minimum Age Convention: case of Bolivia
2016/12/19 China's market economy status
2016/05/19 Market economy status (MES) for China - creation of support fund
2016/02/02 China's market economy status and the 16+1 group
2015/09/29 China - market economy status
2015/09/11 Intra-group and intra-company posting of workers among companies in the EU market
2015/07/28 Pesticides
2015/05/05 Gulf airlines
2016/02/03 Qualifying conditions for the Winter Fuel Payment
2015/10/30 Road transport
2015/06/30 Road transport - 44-tonne limit
2015/06/30 Constraints affecting the equipment used by fire services
2015/03/03 Mosquito control, research and treatment
2015/01/27 Label of origin for manufactured craft products
2017/01/11 Health crisis in French poultry production, and hunting activities
2016/12/15 Health crisis in French and European poultry production and market measures
2016/07/13 Impact of Brexit on beef quotas agreed under CETA
2016/03/01 Discriminatory measures against foreign retailers in Hungary
2016/09/30 Qualifications held by dental surgeons and freedom of movement
2016/07/21 Call for a limitation of abusive fees charged for cross-border intra-EU phone calls and SMSs in the upcoming review of the telecoms framework
2016/07/05 Case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in France
2016/05/19 Spotted-wing drosophila and cherry producers in the south of France
2016/01/28 PDO - derogation for slaughter
2016/01/14 Technical crew member on board SAMU helicopters
2015/05/20 Combatting vine wood diseases
2015/04/09 Taking account of the specific circumstances of the outermost island regions in the Erasmus+ Programme
2015/02/02 Coordination between labour inspectorates at EU level
2015/01/30 Common Fisheries Policy and technical measures for the Mediterranean Sea
2014/11/27 VAT Directive - Equestrianism
2014/11/13 Pesticide and insecticide use along the EU's Mediterranean arc
2014/08/28 Creative Europe programme: historical events
2014/08/28 Icelandic volcanos - crises in the skies over Europe
2016/09/29 ICAO - Taiwan
2016/08/31 Chocolate: cocoa content and competition
2016/05/26 The EU Space Industrial Policy
2016/04/13 Safeguard measures to protect the South African market against imports of European chicken
2016/02/04 Aviation agreements: the role of the European Parliament
2015/10/30 European space sector
2015/09/29 ICAO - Competition in the aviation sector
2015/09/29 European emergency number - 112
2015/07/28 EASA - Certification
2015/06/30 Xylella fastidiosa
2015/06/30 European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
2015/04/30 Revision of Regulation (EC) No 868/2004 in the Aviation Package
2015/04/30 TTIP - Keeping the public better informed
2015/03/26 Referral of the EU-Singapore agreement to the CJEU
2015/02/04 Apiculture - Aethina tumida
2014/10/15 Free trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore
2014/10/09 EU-Taiwan trade relations
2016/01/04 Satellites, the internet and Daesh
2015/10/30 GMO authorisation
2015/09/29 State of deployment of high-speed rail lines in Europe
2015/07/28 UK referendum
2015/07/09 Biocides: approval and funding
2015/04/30 Waste collection
2015/04/14 Recognition of oak and chestnut forests in the new 2014-2020 CAP regulations
2015/03/26 Very high-speed internet access via satellite
2015/03/16 Internet and mobile prices
2015/03/13 Difficulties with CAP implementation
2014/11/27 Recognition of geographic indications on the internet - negotiations with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
2016/12/19 Actions against foie gras
2016/09/29 VP/HR - Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling - Spratly and Paracel Islands
2016/08/01 Influence of traffic-light food labelling on consumers' choices
2016/05/27 Transmission of flight data by satellite
2016/05/19 Trade defence instruments - lesser duty
2015/11/24 Trade safeguards
2015/10/30 Worsening human rights situation in Turkey
2015/10/30 Monitoring air traffic
2014/07/24 Airspace monitoring - the flight MH17 disaster
2016/12/19 The new anti-dumping methodology (NOMAD)
2016/10/04 Vietnam's special consumption tax reform on wines and spirits
2016/09/28 Status of the Canis lupus wolf
2016/02/29 Temporary licence plates for imported vehicles
2015/05/30 Social and fiscal dumping in the lifting industry
2015/03/03 Air transport: subsidies and anti-competitive conduct
2015/03/03 Air transport: contracts
2015/02/03 Licensing problems in Vietnam
2015/02/02 State aid for regional airports: study prior to the revision of the guidelines
2015/01/14 Social security benefit and beneficiaryʼs country of residence
2014/11/06 Protection of the species Canis lupus
2014/10/15 Rules providing for State aid to the banking sector - temporary rules
2016/12/19 Galileo
2016/02/23 Using the Galileo signal
2014/11/13 VP/HR - Diplomatic initiatives to save Asia Bibi
2014/08/28 Galileo - failure to launch two satellites into orbit